DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition associated with diabetes. High levels of blood sugar may damage tiny blood vessels in your eye. New vessels may form to replace the damaged vessels. The new vessels can burst, resulting in blurred vision or even blindness.

 

Symptoms

 
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:
  • Fluctuating or blurring of vision
  • Occasional double vision
  • Loss of visual field or peripheral vision
  • Flashes and floaters
  • Sudden loss of vision
 

Risk Factors and Treatment

 

If you have diabetes, make sure you control your blood sugar level. This will reduce your risk of getting diabetic retinopathy. If you are experiencing some of the symptoms listed above, give us a call. If diagnosed properly, diabetic retinopathy can be treated with a laser procedure or a vitrectomy.